Maasai Dance

Kijana Global Innovation School students demonstrate exemplary precision while performing the traditional Kenyan Maasai dance.

Karate Demonstration at Kijana School

As part of our quest to bring a variety of learning experiences to our students, we recently introduced karate, under the guidance of a newly hired teacher, Mr. Matthews Were. Students and the community members are happy to have this opportunity to learn a skill and art developed in another part of the world. In the photo below, some of the karate students demonstrated their budding talents for our visitors.

Take the Soda

Kijana is fully committed to cross-cultural dialogue and creating a learning environment conducive to artistic expression. Teacher Mercy and her Global Innovation School students introduce “Take the Soda” activity to visiting teacher Mildred Acosta of the Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Kijana Heroes Poster Series News

Please watch WPTV’s feature story related to Kijana’s Heroes Poster Series and how they were shared and exhibited with various communities to commemorate Black History Month. Each of the 40 posters in the series portrays inspirational historical and contemporary figures. The collection is intended to serve as an interactive educational tool that will inspire and serve as a catalyst for cross-cultural development. 

The posters were on display privately at: Bak Middle School of the Arts, The Benjamin School, Oxbridge Academy, Rosarian Academy, St Vincent Ferrer School, and Leon High School and Holy Comforter Episcopal School in Tallahassee. The public viewed the series at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Riviera Beach City Hall.

Campus Fun 2021!

Several Kijana Global Innovation School students dance with joy as part of the continued celebrations of the school reopening, which occurred on January 04, 2021. The Arts are a central component of our academic vision for student growth and development.

Kijana's Hometown Hero - James Cummings

Watch the WPEC CBS 12 spot that recognizes Kijana Founder & Executive Director, James “Jim” Cummings, as a Hometown Hero. Jim states, “my vision is to develop a holistic educational institution that includes the arts, global connectivity, environmental protection and helping Kenyan kids develop skills that are necessary for 21st century learning, while also building connections with kids in the USA”. Cummings’s vision was realized on January 13, 2020 when Kijana’s first Global Innovation School was opened.

Success Stories

Watch this brief video to understand some of the impact of Kijana’s two decades of work in western Kenya, and particularly the impact on the Mwituha Community. The Success Stories Video profiles two students, Helen and Duncan, and their daily life as students. Enjoy a glimpse of life in rural western Kenya and Kijana’s significant impact on the wider region.

Kenyan Students on Important Global Issues

We asked a series of students in Ebusiloli, Kenya what they thought were some of the most pressing issues facing the world today. Here are some of their responses.

Mwituha Celebrates New KEEI Science Lab

Mwituha Secondary School in Bunyore, Western Kenya celebrates the opening of their new KEEI sponsored Science Lab 2008.

Ebusiloli Student Interviews 1

Ebusiloli Secondary School Student Interviews 1 Introductions. Interviews took place at the school located in Bunyore, Western Kenya during February 2010 by Kijana Educational Empowerment Initiative President Jim Cummings.

Mwituha Campus February 2010

Mwituha Secondary School February 2010 – A walk around campus. Mwituha is located in Bunyore, Western Kenya. Kijana Educational Empowerment Initiative.

Former Mwituha Deputy Principle

Former Mwituha Deputy Principle Lydiah Andotah discusses the building of the Mwituha Secondary School library in Bunyore, Western Kenya with Kijana Educational Empowerment Initiative President Jim Cummings. February 2010

Mwituha Library Tour with Architect Jeremiah Awori

Architect Jeremiah Awori discusses the building of the Mwituha Secondary School library in Bunyore, Western Kenya with Kijana Educational Empowerment Initiative President Jim Cummings. February 2010